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Charlie Bates Cottage, Ocean Views, Open Fireplace

Relax in front of the open fire place that has kept generations of Islander's and traveller's warm
Very good
26 reviews
Relax in front of the open fire place that has kept generations of Islander's and traveller's warm
Over 100 years old, Charlie's still stands watch over beautiful Hog's Bay
Prepare a platter of sensational Kangaroo Island produce then  watch the sunset over ocean
Sink into a mountain of pillows as you drift of to sleep in the Master Bedroom
Modern fully equipped  kitchen with full size fridge and microwave
Private in the evenings, draw the curtains open in the morning to dine with ocean views
Kangaroo Island Echidnas have blonder spines than their mainland cousins
Visit Seal Bay to see these beautiful creatures
Spectacular Blue Wrens flit over the cottage grounds and love to eat dessicated coconut
Stroll down to the Penguin Visitors Centre at night and enjoy an informative tour
Surrounded by water brimming with fish, use our rods to catch your own dinner
Knagaroo Island's Remarkable Rocks offers an ideal place for quiet contemplation
Located only 3 minutes from the Sealink Ferry Terminal
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2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 8
Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Charlie Bates Cottage is an iconic part of Penneshaw's history. The cottage has proudly stood watch over the beautiful shores of Hog's Bay for more than 110 years. An original limestone settler's cottage, it was built for Charles Bates, son of Harry Bates. Both father and son with their extended families made an amazing and very colourful contribution to the early settlement of the East End of Kangaroo Island.

Once the only homestead on a large landholding in Penneshaw, the cottage still remains today even though the town has been been significantly populated....in Kangaroo Island terms that is! Nestled on a large, sloping block she boasts magnificent ocean views, is conveniently located only 2 minutes from the Sealink f...
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About the Owner, Nadia T
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 65 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: 137 days ago
Listed since : Nov 2010
Overall rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Based on 26 reviews and 1 property
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Very good - based on 26 reviews
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billy e
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2017 for a stay in March 2017

Ten out of ten clean tidy everything you need stunning views will definitely use this cottage again soon 😊

Adelaide, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
38 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 May 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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We took overseas visitors to K.I. for 3 days and Stayed at Charlie Bates Cottage, which had old world charm, the cottage was clean and equipped with every thing one needs for a home away from home, even down to the owners supplying wood for the open fire delivered for us to use at no extra charge. we left apple...

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
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Reviewed 8 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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We stayed for 4 nights over Easter weekend. We loved the historic cottage with interesting furnishings. It was clean and well equipped and everything worked. The bed was comfortable. The verandah had a fantastic view of the bay. Wallabies visit in the evening. Penneshaw is a small beach-side town but has all the amenities needed. The sandy beach was pretty,...

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Bunk Beds:(1)
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (2)
  • Grill
  • King Beds:(2)
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Porch
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Water Views
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    2 Full baths
    2 Kings
    1 Bunk
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About the neighbourhood
A picture book seaside village, Penneshaw is the ideal location for your stay on Kangaroo Island. Superb swimming beaches, stunning scenery, fantastic fishing, abundant wildlife and a well serviced town centre are just some of the attractions Penneshaw has to offer.

Just at the end of the road from Charlie's, Hogs Bay Beach is a great place to swim, see dolphins or the occasional seal at play and has excellent grassed BBQ facilities located near the Penguin Information Centre and ferry terminal.

The centre is open nightly for tours featuring Penneshaw's cutest residents, the Little Fairy Penguins. Tammar wallabies roam the streets in the evening, stopping at Charlie's for a munch on the lawn or some fruit.

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